Smoking Cigarette Causes More Air Pollution than Diesel Exhaust? Agree or Disagree?
Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:05 PM
Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:14 PM
coal, cars, cattle and deforestation are the 4 mains contributors to Co-2 emissions. Cigs are probably way down the list.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:25 AM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:06 PM
Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:07 PM
- When tobacco is offered to the earth and fire, it is held in the hand and not smoked. Some sacred pipes are smoked but not all pipes contain tobacco.
- Some tribes don’t use tobacco at all and some will use a blend of tobacco and other herbs.
- Traditional tobacco teaches you discipline.
- You learn respect for the creator and all creation.
- You have a better understanding for your Indian culture.
- Traditional tobacco is free of chemicals and poisons.
- You gain spiritual development towards being a good person.
- You use it to pray with and is considered a Medicine for one’s health and well being.
- It is used less than once a month. There is no risk of cancer when used this way.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:19 PM
Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:12 PM
Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:54 PM
I would like to give my point of view for this question.
Taxes imposed on cigarette industries are way higher and bigger than a common businesses. That means more revenue for the government and more money to spent on different government projects. If a certain government will ban the selling of tobacco on thier country, then that government is really is economically stable one and can really support its people from taxes coming from other sources. To add more, cigarette industry is a billion dollar generating business, therefore, they will do everything to keep the business rolling. Any form of supression against these industries will really need everybody's cooperation.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:19 PM
Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:55 AM
Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:09 AM
Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:43 PM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:18 PM
Free thinking is similar to free speech and people can only be warned about the risks of smoking, but it's the individual's choice take it or leave it.
However, what is absolutely possible is promote a non-smoking culture and create more and more smoke-free areas in buildings, establishments and public venues. In fact some of them are strictly no-smoking places, but I doubt ever exists a smoke-free country.
As a possible solution to make such dream coming true is gathering a non-smokers together to buy one of those islands that is available for sale.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:02 PM
The new diesel runs cleaner and does perform differently.
Cigs are horrible and I am a smoker. It is a tough battle with cigs, yes it can be toxic to others but many studies also claim that there is no evidence to people getting sick from exposure to second hand smoke. I am sure if you are a non smoker living with a smoker, you would see effects, but being in public with people smoking around you is not going to cause any health problems. I agree with the non smoking in buildings, I respect non-smokers and their smart choice to be smoke free. I also do not smoke in my house-I wouldn't do that to my kids.
But then again they also cannot prove that many cancers were actually caused by smoking tho they think they were. Too big of a battle with cigs, too many I don't knows. If you are a smoker, respect your non-smoking citizens. I doubt it is really putting any bit of a toll on the environment. Quit if you can, it does cause health problems even when they claim they can't guarantee that smoking causes certain cancers.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:51 AM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:53 AM
The percentage of people with cars is huge, average income families have two.
Then, outside of that, people who are not driving are certainly in the smokers group ( teens for example ) and you smoke all day, you don't drive all day.
If anyone is interested in doing this theoritically,
Calculate how much an average person emidst by smoking a week, do the same for an average week of driving.
Then add them to the % of the population of the world or a specific country/region who smoke and same with driving.
Then you'll have a good answer, right now it's all sceptical.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:35 PM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:29 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:26 AM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:17 AM
Thanks for saying what was in my head but what I couldn't say in words.
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